BLANCPAIN BRINGS THE SUNSHINE WITH ITS NEW LADYBIRD COLLECTION
Blancpain is ushering in a colourful summer. Following the introduction of the Ladybird Colors collection in the spring, the Manufacture has now adopted the entire spectrum of hues on a timepiece with colourful hour-markers, and straps that can be swapped to suit the wearer’s mood and personality..
The Ladybird Colors collection dips stylishly into summer with its new feminine model. Like a peacock fanning its tail, this latest arrival draws the eye with its combination of bright and vibrant shades, both on its dial and quick-change straps.
With a small-seconds subdial asymmetrically positioned in its lower half striking a harmonious balance with the larger-sized hour-markers in its upper half, the dial on this model showcases exceptional expertise. It is fashioned from a pure, radiant, superior-quality mother-of-pearl found only in minuscule quantities. In the light, this iridescent material creates unique depth and contrast, adding to the 70 diamonds adorning the dial, which bring extra radiance to the piece.
The twelve hour-markers in rainbow colours printed on the mother-of-pearl also require meticulous craftsmanship and patience. Each of the shades has to be printed at least five times to give them greater depth. The process is even more demanding in that it takes keen discernment to assess the time necessary for the ink to dry between each application. This rich and colourful palette is complemented by a set of five alligator-leather straps in shades with names that evoke the joys of summer: lemonsorbet yellow, raspberry pink, apple green, midnight blue and white. Each strap is equipped with a delicately concealed quick-change system and either a pin buckle or folding clasp, depending on the wearer’s choice.
Housed in an 18-carat white-gold case measuring 34.9 mm and set with 59 diamonds, representing a total of 2 carats in this part alone, the Ladybird Colors is powered by the 1163 automatic movement. Featuring a 100-hour power reserve and a silicon hairspring, this timepiece delivers both comfort and precision – two essential factors for long summer days – not to mention water resistance of 3 bar (around 30 meters), making it the perfect companion for a swim at sunset.
With a sapphire crystal case back revealing a delicate, decorated movement, this new Ladybird Colors with its resolutely colourful and summery style makes no compromise between design and technical performance.